Despite a short-term improvement and the best efforts of the volunteer litter pickers, litter continues to be a village problem. We have now received an increase in the number of multi-purpose (dog waste friendly) litter bins around the village, so we have moved some bins to new locations and re-sited some of the dog waste bins. This should make it easier to dispose of general litter and for dog owners to pick up dog waste and dispose of it in a considerate and neighbourly manner, because some owners still appear reluctant to shoulder this responsibility as they leave their dog’s waste for others to clear up.
It also remains disappointing to see that some residents and/or their contractors still appear to view public areas of our village as cheap and convenient landfill sites, and rather than make the small effort of disposing of builders’ waste (much of which is toxic to wildlife) via the correct channels, they treat our village environment with contempt and dump their rubbish in public areas.
The ‘Community Payback Team’ continue to attend the village. They will be with us once a fortnight and will work their way around the village undertaking tasks at various locations, the village hall has already received some attention and we now intend to continue, restoring walkways and clearing the neglected and overgrown areas. The Community Payback Team will be supervised at all times whilst they undertake the work
Car parking is an ongoing concern. People are still parking on the pavements, partially or fully blocking access for pedestrians, which creates huge difficulty for those with mobility problems or visual impairment and those pedestrians using prams or accompanied by children. Please be considerate and think about the consequences of how and where you park. We would also remind people not to park on the grass verges.
We are very pleased to confirm that the bus service is now provided by Whippet. This solution will remain extant until the end of July 2020. Any changes to the provision of the service that we are made aware of will be notified via this website.
There is a link to the bus timetable on the home page.